The Impact Story
What is now known internationally as Impact Basketball began in 1997, as former Division I coach, Joe Abunassar, applied his unique approach and combination of basketball skills training, strength and conditioning training, nutritional programming, and mental conditioning training, to guide the careers of several of the NBA's best players.
These players' careers soared to new levels, and, in 2001, Abunassar decided that this same system could greatly benefit players of all ages who have the desire to improve. From that, Impact Basketball was born and has gone on to be the major force and leader in the player development world.
Players, coaches, trainers, and teams from around the world now look to Impact for guidance in player development and overall team building and preparation. Over the years, as the program has grown, Impact has continued to stay ahead of the industry and remains the first choice for player development.
Impact now has 3 locations as well as programs running in over a dozen foreign countries - and growing. Over 130 NBA Draft picks in the last 9 years have come through Impact as well as hundreds more undrafted free agents who have gone on to become professionals. Impact is the summer training home for NBA All-Stars, collegiate and high school All-Americans, and international stars alike.
Impact's influence reaches around the world to all levels of basketball players, families, and coaches. NBA veterans Kyle Lowry, Myles Turner, Serge Ibaka and Kawhi Leonard and young stars Kristaps Porzings, Troy Brown Jr, and Kendrick Nunn lead the way as a few of Impact's best known and successful clients.
Many international teams, including teams from China, Philippines, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and several countries from Europe and Central America, travel thousands of miles to the Impact facilities to develop and prepare and play international competition.
IMPACT TRAINING STAFF
The Impact staff travels the globe helping NBA, International players, teams, and clubs
as well as hosts players in its company-run facility.
Mike has been with IMPACT in Los Angeles and Las Vegas since 2011 after having coached and trained high school, college and professional players since 1986. He has coached numerous state ranked teams and college bound players and for years was a key figure in the prestigious Five Star Basketball Camp.
Mike has also worked as an NBA analyst for ESPN.com and currently runs a street evangelism ministry in Las Vegas. Married since 1988, Mike and his wife Kristi have two adult children and two grandchildren.
Director of Performance
Former Impact Academy Postgraduate Tyler Scott is the Director of Performance for Impact - Las Vegas. Tyler graduated in 2014 from Elms College after earning four letters with the Men's Basketball program. Initially hired in 2014, Tyler was elevated to his current role in 2016. He is responsible for all design, implementation, and oversight of strength and performance for all Impact Programs.
Head Athletic Trainer
Jacobe joined the Impact staff in 2016 as the Head Athletic Trainer for Impact - Las Vegas. A 2011 graduate of UNLV, Jacobe has been an integral part of the recovery for dozens of Impact Athletes over the past four seasons. Jacobe is nationally certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association and certified in the state of Nevada.
Director of Recruiting & Operations
A former college coach himself, David oversees the recruiting for all Impact Academy athletes. In his eight year tenure, he has helped over 120 athletes go on to play college basketball including 40+ at the NCAA Division 1 level.
He also serves as the Director of Operations for the Pre-Draft and Pro training programs. A 2009 graduate of Cleveland State University, Amata served as Head Manager of the Men's Basketball team. In his final season, the Vikings made their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 23 years, beating Wake Forest in the first round.
Director of Performance Nutrition and Sports Science
Isaac Mourier is a Performance Nutritionist (MSc, SENr, British Dietetic Association) and ex-professional basketball player from the U.K. with 5 years of experience working with elite athletes in a number of sports. His experiences have taken him across the world working with high school, power 5 college, and professional athletes across the board.
Isaac works daily with all Impact clients from the NBA through to our academy athletes. Isaac’s approach is data driven, where a number of tests underpin his strategy for each athlete he works with.
IMPACT LEADERSHIP & SUPPORT
Chief Executive Officer
Marshall co-founded Impact Basketball along with Joe Abunassar in 2006. Gobuty focuses on the strategic planning process and develops and manages key relationships with the company's legal and advisory members.
Gobuty works in the international arena with a focus on real estate development and energy. His area of expertise is financial analysis, organizational growth, and obtaining financial goals.
Gobuty attended the University of Arizona and resides in Freeport, Grand Bahama with his wife Dina.